Updates for Wicket Plugin in NetBeans IDE 6.7

Several updates to the Wicket plugin for NetBeans IDE 6.7 (or above):


When you click the Download button, you should get a ZIP with a name ending in "Wicket4NB67-3.zip". That's the right one, the previous one ended "Wicket4NB67-2.zip".

The changes are as follows:

  • Libraries from the final release of 1.4 Wicket are bundled and the 1.4 RC-5 libraries are removed.

  • Enhancements from Hantsy Bai: The "Frameworks" panel in the Project Properties dialog should now correctly display whether the current application supports Wicket. In addition, the Login sample and the Pizza sample now both use the Wicket filter instead of the Wicket servlet. Both samples now correctly reflect in the "Frameworks" panel that they support Wicket.

  • Enhancements from Daniel Toffetti: The Login sample now works correctly because the sample has been changed so that Wicket's built in support for https is used instead of the original hand-coded support in the sample. I believe Daniel wins a prize for this fix, I recall promising a prize for whoever provided this fix.

  • Enhancements from Milos Kleint: Maven projects now work with Wicket, thanks to patches provided by Milos, (issue 6 and issue 14). Read about this enhancement here.

  • Enhancements from Tim Boudreau: Code templates for Wicket. Try typing the word "form" (i.e., without the quotation marks) in a Wicket page constructor and then press the TAB key. Then do the same with "lbl".

I haven't tried the plugin at all in 6.7.1. Hopefully someone else will do so and create an issue if it doesn't work there, with as much info as possible. Feedback on the above is very welcome, as issues in the plugin's Issuezilla.

That's it for this time. Great to have several contributions! Many more welcome, of course (all in "nb_67" branch, please).


My library patch is not applied.
I can not connect the repository of dev.java.net in these days.

Posted by hantsy on August 28, 2009 at 07:03 PM PDT #

What did your library patch provide? I didn't apply it because I assumed it only added the latest Wicket JARs, so I did that myself. (And why can't you connect to dev.java.net?)

Posted by Geertjan on August 28, 2009 at 10:43 PM PDT #

I want to update all the modification.
Cvs connection is always timed out.

Posted by hantsy on August 30, 2009 at 11:30 AM PDT #

Wicket 1.4 plug-in does not work properly for nb 6.7.1. does not display palette correctly and it does not correctly add the wicket code to the java file when added to the corresponding html file and vice versa.

Posted by Keith Knisely on August 30, 2009 at 02:32 PM PDT #

What are you talking about? There is no Wicket palette in the Wicket 1.4 plugin. That palette is only in CVS at the moment. It will be part of the next release of the plugin.

Posted by Geertjan on August 30, 2009 at 03:47 PM PDT #

Although there is no Visual GUI Editing yet, I thank you very much for working on such important plugins like Wicket or GWT. You are great!

Posted by Martin Wildam on September 03, 2009 at 08:54 PM PDT #

As there is no Wicket plugin available out-of-the box: Did I already mention how happy I am that you are working on Wicket and GWT plugins?

For me as a newcomer it is extremely helpful having such plugins.

Posted by Martin Wildam on September 13, 2009 at 07:41 PM PDT #


Where is the CVS repository hosted for the wicket netbeans plugin? Tearing my hair out trying to find it :)


Posted by Alan on December 13, 2009 at 06:34 AM PST #


Posted by Geertjan on December 13, 2009 at 06:36 AM PST #

Excellent thank you! :)

Posted by Alan on December 13, 2009 at 06:42 AM PST #

Thanks a lot for this great plugin!
I really appreciate your work as well as your blog!

Best Regards,

Posted by t3_chris on March 10, 2010 at 03:11 PM PST #

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